Faith in the Dark
How do you know God is real? That’s one of the questions Addie Zierman explores in her latest memoir Night Driving. On the podcast this week, Addie Zierman is her usual authentic self. Growing up in an emotionally charged, fire-filled faith, Addie’s journey looks dramatically different today than it did in those early years. Today it’s more about the God who often seems hidden and silent.
In her quest to stumble toward this hidden God, she shares vulnerably as she makes room for doubt, disappointment, as well as darkness. Thanks to her openness, we feel permission to do the same.
One of the themes of Addie’s book and our conversation is that life is made up of losses. The reality is that small losses deserve our attention just as much as big ones and they often can accumulate without our awareness. One thing that is present in Addie’s writing and speaking, thanks to her own vulnerable sharing, is that we are not alone. And grief can lead to more life, freeing us to experience a more full life.
As well as checking out the podcast, I hope you’ll also click through to Addie’s blog. I highly recommend it and you can find it here: addiezierman.com.
I hope you’ll take the time to hear what Addie has to say on the podcast, and I hope you’ll read Night Driving as well.